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Epic Threats: High Level Monsters and NPCs [5E]

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CR 11-20 monsters and NPCs to challenge your players in your 5E roleplaying games!

Challenge your players with high level monsters and NPCs you can introduce to your existing 5E campaigns. This 31 page softcover book contains eighteen creatures and NPCs, two of which have expanded content to use for a complete encounter.

  • Five high level NPCs with CRs 12-20
  • Five goblinoids and orcs with CRs 14-20
  • Six elemental monstrosities with CRs 11 - 16
  • CR 17 undead creature encounter with a map of its lair
  • An epic CR 20 encounter with a fallen god
High Level NPCs
  • Knight Captain (CR 12)
  • High Priest (CR 14)
  • Ascetic Grandmaster (CR 16)
  • Master Assassin (CR 18)
  • Arcane Blademaster (CR 20


  • Steam Elemental (CR 11)
  • Smoke Elemental (CR 12)
  • Sand Elemental (CR 13)
  • Mud Elemental (CR 14)
  • Storm Elemental (CR 15)
  • Magma Elemental (CR 16)

Goblinoids and Orcs

  • The devoted Orc Godspeaker (CR 14)
  • The battle-hardened Hobgoblin Monarch (CR 14)
  • The depraved Goblin Creeper (CR 16)
  • The brutish Bugbear Savage (CR 18)
  • The mighty Orog Devastator (CR 20)

Villain Spotlight: Eshaq The Zealotous

CR 17 undead creature, Eshaq was once the prophet of an evil deity. His reward for a lifetime of faithful servitude was being embalmed and interned in a temple but he was quickly forgotten with the passage of time. 

200 years since the last of his disciples have perished Eshaq has risen to spread the gospel of his now dead god. This section includes a map of of Eshaq's lair, and plot hooks to introduce Eshaq to your game.

Villain Spotlight: Karthus the Fallen God

CR 20 epic encounter for your players. He is called the Fallen God by some, but it might be more apt to think of Karthus as a trickster deity as he aims to see his deific power returned through merciless deception, peerless guile, and exquisite planning. 

The wisdom with which this once great entity ruled pantheons is now turned upon mortals, adventurers that Karthus uses as pawns in a deadly game to reclaim his place in the cosmos!

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File Last Updated:
May 25, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on August 17, 2023.